Coast Guard responds to boat fire and grounding

1st Coast Guard District News
BOSTON—The Coast Guard and local agencies continue to monitor vessel salvage efforts today after a fishing vessel caught on fire and grounded in Rockport Harbor near Rockport, Mass., Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Gloucester were notified by Rockport Harbormaster reporting that the 40-foot lobster fishing vessel Kalyn D. was on fire with two persons aboard, Saturday at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Rockport Harbormaster and Rockport Fire Department responded.

Rockport Harbormaster was first on-scene; all person were safely taken off the Kalyn D. with no injuries reported. Rockport Fire Department extinguished the fire shore side after the vessel grounded.

A local fishing vessel has dewatered the Kalyn D. and has it in tow to Granite Pier in Rockport Harbor for haul out. Station Gloucester, Coast Guard Sector Boston and Harbor Master are on scene observing the salvage operation.

Station Gloucester reported no pollution; fuel amounts on board were minimal.

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